When you lose a loved one -- especially a spouse -- it can feel like the world is ending. It's impossible to focus on anything other than the immediate pain of that loss. But as time marches on, our feelings of grief and anxiety become bearable, making it possible to get on with life. It'll never be the same, but at least it won't be impossible.
When you lose a spouse, you also lose a partner in life. While friends and family might step in to make up for some of that emotional loss, they can never make up for the loss of physical intimacy. For many, it takes a long time for them to be ready to move on in that way. That's where designer and artist Mark Sturkenboom comes in.
Sturkenboom recently put his design skills to the test by creating a glass vibrator that allows mourning spouses to place up to 21 grams of their deceased partners' ashes inside.
On his website, Sturkenboom describes his creation as a way for grief-stricken people to go back to the "intimate memories of a lost beloved one."
The vibrator is actually just one part of a special keepsake box. It also stores old cologne and perfume.
If you're interested in getting your own box, you'll need to contact Sturkenboom for the price.
(via This Is Why I'm Broke)
That has to be the most creative urn I've ever seen, and I'm someone who writes about death for a living. I wonder if this will catch on.